Cormac McCarthy Writing Styles in The Crossing

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Point of View

The story is written in third person, limited almost completely to the perspective of Billy Parham. There are some minor exceptions, including a section in which the story shifts to the perspective of the wolf. The author seems to use the story of how the wolf came to be in the area as a way of making the reader connect with the wolf as a character. In this respect, it is fully acceptable and achieves the purpose. There is some humor as seen by Billy, but the majority of this is a dry humor that some readers may not fully appreciate. For example, when Billy is trying to get the wolf under control to take it home, the old rancher approaches. The scene is funny in and of itself, but with the rancher's comments and perspective added, the scene becomes hilarious. Billy asks the rancher for...

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